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National Project Officer (HIV and Health Education)

Maputo (Mozambique)

  • Organization: UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Location: Maputo (Mozambique)
  • Grade: NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • HIV and AIDS
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-30

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OVERVIEW

Post Number : 6MZED0011PA

Grade : NO-C

Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)

Duty Station: Maputo

Job Family: Education

Type of contract : Project Appointment

Duration of contract : 1 year

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 30-JUL-2021

 

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

 

 

Only Nationals of Mozambique may apply for this position.

Duration of contract: 1 year with possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

 

Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director General for Education, guidance from the Director of the UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa, overall supervision of the Head of Office - Maputo, and the direct supervision of the Senior Project Officer (HIV and Health Education) and Head of Education Sector in Maputo, the incumbent will be responsible for the effective planning, implementation and monitoring of UNESCO’s work on HIV and Health Education. S/he will be responsible for providing technical expertise on key themes including comprehensive sexuality education, gender and school-related gender-based violence and HIV.

 

The incumbent will specifically;

Long Description
  • Identify opportunities for UNESCO engagement in policy development and programming on HIV, sexuality education and other health issues. (within the framework of the UNESCO Strategy on Health and Well Being, national strategies, and the UNAIDS division of labour);
  • Facilitate a process of strategic planning within UNESCO for engagement in these opportunities;
  • Represent UNESCO in appropriate coordination forums, such as the UN Joint Teams on HIV and AIDS, inter-agency meetings and thematic meetings;
  • Develop and maintain partner relations with the Ministry of Education, the UNESCO National Commission, national bodies and development partners, including civil society organizations. Provide technical guidance and guidelines for further development of their capacities and activities;
  • Liaise with UNESCO structures, including the Section on Health and Education at UNESCO Headquarters and colleagues in the Regional Office for Southern Africa, and sub-region working on HIV and AIDS, in particular the Regional HIV and AIDS team for East and Southern Africa;
  • Support resource mobilization efforts including proposal development from UNESCO and partners, and provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Education in accessing funding for the education sector response to HIV and other health issues;
Long Description
  • Support UNESCO programming on health education, in collaboration with other staff working on HIV and Health Education, with particular emphasis on interventions supporting national efforts towards HIV prevention, scaling up sexuality education, gender and school-related gender-based violence;
  • Support timely programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting;
  • Facilitate the provision of technical support to the Ministry of Education and other national partners;
  • Support capacity building interventions within the education sector, through the organization of meetings and workshops to develop comprehensive action on HIV and Health and to contribute to national responses;
  • Contribute to advocacy efforts at country level, in order to advance use of the evidence and strengthen joint UN and national responses to HIV and AIDS;
  • Monitoring, evaluation and reporting on UNESCO’s work on HIV and Health.
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Communication (C) Accountability (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) Professionalism (C) - For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) education, social sciences, public health or other relevant fields.

 

Work Experience

  • Minimum four years of relevant work experience, in areas related to sexual and reproductive health and education.
  • Experience in project management, including results-based management, monitoring and evaluation and reporting.

Skills and competencies

  • A track record in resource mobilization and ability to manage budgets and report on implementation.
  • Strong understanding of the country, of the development work and of the education sector.
  • Extensive knowledge, and high level of technical writing skills on HIV prevention, sexuality education and school related gender based violence.
  • Excellent networking and high level representational and partnership building skills, involving a wide range of partners including relevant Ministries, UNAIDS Cosponsors, donors and civil society.
  • Familiarity with UNAIDS and inter-agency structures at country level, such as Joint UN Teams on AIDS.
  • Strong strategic, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong IT skills including good knowledge of standard office software and online collaboration tools. 

 

Languages

  • Excellent knowledge of English (oral and written) and very good knowledge of Portuguese.

 

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education

  • Certification or professional qualifications from an education and public health perspective, including in the areas of HIV and sexuality education, gender and gender based violence and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

 

 

 

BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS

UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.

 

For more information in benefits and entitlements, please consult ICSC website.

 

 

SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.

 

 

National Programme Officer

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